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Water Cube reopen after nine months' reconstruction

07-26-2010 08:51 BJT

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The Beijing National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube, has been closed for reconstruction since last October. Now after nine months, the Water Cube is ready to reopen to public.

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Water Cube was the place to witness miracles. 21 world records were broken here. But in order to better utilize the venue, some renovation was needed.

The reconstruction plan was founded on the idea not to compromise its Olympic legacy or its ability to hold international competitions.

To better serve the public, however, a new indoor waterpark is being constructed within the Water Cube. Upon completion, it will be the most advanced waterpark in Asia and will be open all year around.

Zhao Zhixiong, General Manager of Beijing National Aquatics Center, said, "We are aiming to satisfy diversified demands, whether people are coming for sightseeing, or swimming, or even looking for a venue to hold activities."

After reconstruction, the Water Cube will become a large, multi-functional indoor water park that will be able to accommodate large scale international competitions and also provide a variety of services such as water sports, gym facilities, and cultural and recreational activities.

The Beijing National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube, has been closed for reconstruction since last October. Now after nine months, the Water Cube is ready to reopen to public.
The Beijing National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube, has 
been closed for reconstruction since last October. Now after nine months, 
the Water Cube is ready to reopen to public.

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